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More details of WH security breach...Dallas hospital treating possible Ebola patient...Gov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 30, 2014 at 1:00 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Sept. 19 security breach at the White House is expected to dominate questioning by lawmakers at a congressional oversight hearing Tuesday. The Secret Service initially had said that the intruder was stopped as he got through the White House front door. The day after the incident it was revealed that he had a knife. And now, Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah says that before being apprehended, the man had run through the White House and past a staircase leading to the Obamas' living quarters.

DALLAS (AP) — Hospital officials in Dallas say a patient who's showing signs of the Ebola virus is being kept in strict isolation. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital expect preliminary tests results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to come back Tuesday. Hospital officials say the patient's symptoms and recent travel indicate a case of Ebola.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is planning to release data on drug and medical device company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors. The goal of Tuesday's disclosure is to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine. Consumer groups say it's overdue, but doctors' groups fear consumers will jump to the wrong conclusions.

KISO, Japan (AP) — Increased seismic activity is raising concern about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people have been killed. Mount Ontake unexpectedly erupted Saturday while some 250 people were on the mountain. Rescuers have had to suspend plans to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit. Twelve bodies have been retrieved.

HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced a man to death for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, killing her and then throwing her body out the window. July's brutal murder committed by a train employee sparked an uproar in Thailand and prompted calls for the execution of rapists. The 22-year-old confessed to drinking beer and taking drugs during his shift before raping and killing the girl, who was traveling with her sisters to Bangkok.

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